ANA SEGOVIA DE FUENTES
Born in Mexico City (Mexico) 1991.
Lives and works in Mexico City
Ana Segovia works from film stills, mostly from the Mexican cinema golden era. Their portrayal of masculinity, femininity and “machismo” are so extravagant it is impossible not to see them for what they are: fictions and performances wherein lie cultural notions of identity. Based on those archives and through their stereotyped figures – such as the cowboy – Segovia’s oeuvre reflects on the sociocultural conventions that arise around them. Her paintings show her interest in the performative aspect of the gender as well as the construction of masculinity in massive audiovisual medias. We can see pictorial tensions appearing in the gaze of the characters depicted; indeed, Ana Segovia tends to produce situations rather than images. Those characters are ridiculous and cartoonish. Such transparent caricatures, they seem to satirize themselves accidentally.
2015 BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in painting and drawing
2020 Boys Ranch, Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, MX (upcoming).
2020 La Faena, Mexico City
2019 Toy Boy, Karen Huber, Mexico City, MX.
2018 IT’S NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, FuegoCDMX, Mexico City, MX.
2017 Boys n’ Boots, LTD Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA.
2017 A Boy Named Sue, Karen Huber, Mexico City, MX.
2020 Monti 8, Latina, Italy.
2019 Them, curated by Donald Ryan (director), Perrotin, New York, USA.
2019 Ebullición, Kunstraum Am Schaplatz, Austria.
2019 Nueva piel para vieja ceremonia, Karen Huber, Mexico City, MX.
2019 Jóvenes Creadores, FONCA, Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, MX.
2019 LAS FLORES AZULES…, IK Proyects, Lima, Peru.
2019 On The Tip of The Tongue, curated by Adriana Kuri, Karen Huber, Mexico City, MX.
2019 Collective show, Karen Huber, Mexico City, MX.
2018 I am no bird, LTD Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA.
2018 Everyday Muse, LTD Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA.
2018 MASTERS, curated by Claudia Peña & Octavio Avendaño, Latitud Polanco, Mexico City, MX.
2017 Collective show, Karen Huber, Mexico City, MX.
2016 In the Company of Flowers, Kruger Gallery, Chicago, USA.
2015 Advanced Pain, Cry Baby Gallery, Chicago, USA.
2020 Zona Maco, Karen Huber, Mexico City, MX.
2019 Zona Maco, Karen Huber, Mexico City, MX.
2018 UNTITLED, Karen Huber, Miami, USA.
“Film stills are a wonderful resource for me as a painter who is interested in looking at, then trying to figure out how an identity is constructed and popularized through mass media. The characters portrayed in these films are performing more than just a scripted story — they are performing ideologies that ultimately shape notions of gender, race and sexuality in a culture.”
(Interview for Glasstire Magazine, July 2019)